Rupa Huq – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Women and Equalities

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Rupa Huq on 2015-11-23.

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to reduce gender economic inequality.

Nicky Morgan

You cannot have true opportunity without real equality. Achieving gender equality isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s vital for our economy. We cannot afford to waste the skills of a single person, let alone half our population.

The Government wants to support all women to fulfil their potential and progress in work. One of the greatest issues affecting both women AND men is childcare. That is why we are doubling the amount of free childcare available to working parents and introduced flexible working and shared parental leave.